Tips for Conquering Your First Week at a New Job like a Pro

 

Whether an irrepressible excitement is coursing through your veins like an electric current or you’re feeling a bit queasy, starting a new career can often breed a slew of conflicting emotions. Feeling overwhelmed and apprehensive about whether or not you’ll fit in with your coworkers, if you’ll receive proper training, and what your workflow will be like, is a normal part of transitioning into any new role. While you’re bound to encounter a few speed bumps as your work to become acclimated with the new systems and procedures, don’t let fear overshadow your opportunity to shine. Here are some pointers for making a smooth transition and getting through your first week on the job with ease.

In Career Advice, Positivity in the Workplace, Office Culture

Trends Reshaping the Anatomy of Our Workforce

 

The convenience of modern technology and the ability to procure information ‘on-demand’ has become a welcomed luxury in the workplace. Applications like Trello, designed to boost efficiency and collaboration among workers, and communication software like Skype, are shaping the way corporations conduct business. Between innovation in technology and the cultural shift in what constitutes as desirable in the workplace, employers are striving to update internal practices, reworking processes to align with the needs of the evolving workplace. This paradigm shift will continue to have a transformational impact on employers over the next few years, altering the way we connect, earn a living, and navigate the business world. Here's what's trending. 

In Workplace Tech, Labor Market, Office Culture, Industry Trends

Walkers, Business, and Strength in Numbers According to The Walking Dead

"Great things in business are never done by one person;
they're done by a team of people."
– Steve Jobs

They may have lived in a post-apocalyptic reality, but in AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead, the characters learn that evading the gruesome Walkers requires a cohesive strategy. Through coordination and collaboration, Rick and his survivors taught us the importance of forming valuable business relationships. When the putrid, corpse-like Walkers are salivating for a taste of you or your loved one for dinner, you'll need a reliable companion by your side. No company is successful without forging critical internal and external partnerships. These relationships will help propel the business towards their overaching goals. 

In Career Advice, Workplace Leadership, Office Culture

Spandex, Shields, & Iron Suits: Career Advice as Told by The Avengers

 

From a narcissistic genius with specialized armory to a former special agent with a propensity for a bow and arrow, a slew of career-related guidance can be derived from the Avengers universe. Recruiting and building a team of gifted individuals is not only an arduous task, but it requires the same level of persistence that Nick Fury displayed throughout each movie. From the candidate perspective, you may not be a shield-wielding super soldier like Captain America, but mimicking his behaviors can easily propel you to the next level of your career. Here are some occupational pointers courtesy of Marvel's The Avengers.

In Career Advice, Job Seekers, Hiring Advice, Recruitment Strategies, Office Culture